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Eye fashion accessories could damage eyes, especially if they are cheap and not prescribed by qualified practitioners

London, August 12 : Young people are increasingly turning to coloured contact lenses to add a touch of glamour to their appearance – thanks to films like ‘Twilight’ and stars like Lady… View »

Sex hormone oestrogen could help women stave off heart disease by regulating the activity of white blood cells.

The female sexhormone stops WBCs from sticking to the insides of blood vessels and averts dangerous blockages, according to a new study by Queen Mary, University of London.   The resu… View »

Drinking spirits ups risk of acute pancreatitis, but wine or beer does not.

Tocome to the conclusion, the researchers followed 84,601 people from 46 to 84 years of age from the general population in Vastmanland and Uppsala for a median of 10 years.   During that time 5… View »

When the laser is applied to bone marrow stem cells a few hours after a heart attack, scarring can be reduced by up to 80 percent.

The effective, non-invasive treatment developed by Prof. Uri Oron of the Department of Zoology at TAU’s George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences is ready for clinical trials. When the laser is applie… View »

Genetically engineered versions of their own immune cells wipes out leukemia within 3 weeks.

The findings are the first demonstration of the use of gene transfer therapy to create “serial killer” T cells aimed at cancerous tumors. “Within three weeks, the tumors had been blown away, in a w… View »

Genetically engineered spider silk might boost the therapeutic usage of genes in everyday medicine.

David Kaplan andcolleagues found that the use of beneficial genes to prevent or treat disease in the therapy requires safe and efficient carriers or ‘vectors’, which are counterparts to pills and cap… View »

Genetically engineered spider silk might boost the therapeutic usage of genes in everyday medicine.

David Kaplan andcolleagues found that the use of beneficial genes to prevent or treat disease in the therapy requires safe and efficient carriers or ‘vectors’, which are counterparts to pills and cap… View »

Discovery of an ultra-thin electronic device like a temporary tattoo for sensing, medical diagnostics, communications and human-machine interfaces.

The circuit bends, wrinkles, and stretches with the mechanical properties of skin. These electronic tattoos could one day help doctors to diagnose and monitor health conditions of patients non-invas… View »

Deficiency of enzyme creates skewed response to fear.

Washington, Aug 12 : Do you run away when you should stay or stay when you should run away? If so, an enzyme deficiency might be to blame, a US medical study suggests.   Mice lacking a certain e… View »

Philips recently unveiled ‘TruFlight Select PET/CT’ in India.

Several companies do not sell tests in China or India, where boys are prized over girls and fetuses found to be female have been aborted.  Calif.-based company Consumer Genetics Inc., that sel… View »

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